The interdisciplinary interface in managing patients with suspected cardiac pain
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The interdisciplinary interface in managing patients with suspected cardiac pain

Timothy Morse Senior lecturer in emergency nursing, Coventry University’s school of health and social sciences
Tom Quinn Visiting professor of cardiac nursing, Coventry University’s school of health and social sciences

Employing specialist cardiac nurses, skilled in thrombolytic administration, has been shown to have a positive affect on patient outcome, but TOM QUINN and TIM MORSE question whether this will result in emergency nurses becoming deskilled in this vital area of practice

The impact of specialist nurses on the skill retention, expertise and job satisfaction of ‘generalist’ nurses, and of course on patient experience and outcome, continues to be the subject of comment (Castledine 2002, Wright 2002). We explore here the specific issue of the increasing number of specialist cardiac care unit (CCU) nurses being placed in A&E departments in England in response to professional and policy drivers to reduce delays in treating acute myocardial infarction (MI).

Emergency Nurse. 11, 6, 22-24. doi: 10.7748/en2003.10.11.6.22.c1098

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